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1. What arguments can an employer use to justify having a drug or AIDS testing policy? Why might an applicant or employee be concerned about such a test?

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I just helped someone the other day with an in-depth case study about a nurse that was required to go through HIV testing before being allowed to work for a hospital, and she was HIV positive.

Here are my thoughts -

If the employer follows the guidelines as set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the employer should consider testing employees if the employee's position they are being hired for is considered as a direct threat by the CDC. In a hospital, for example, a nursing assistant whose duties include changing and transporting patients are not in a position where it would be considered a direct threat. A nurse that is inserting IV's into patients and taking their vital statistics is not considered a direct threat. An operating ...

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What arguments can an employer use to justify having a drug or AIDS testing policy? Why might an applicant or employee be concerned about such a test?

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